RFID tag works on metal packaging, even with liquids

in Smart Packaging on April 23, 2019

On-Metal UHF radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags have been optimized for more effective tagging of challenging products and materials. The configuration incorporates an inlay design and label construction intended to address performance limitations for metal packaging, packaging containing liquid, metal packaging that contains liquid and more.

Liquids are no longer an interference problem for reading an applied RFID tag.

 

Available from Avery Dennison, the technology is designed to address the need to tag 100% of inventory. It is suitable for use on foil cosmetic packaging, aluminum cans, metal tools, electronic goods, and other items where interference between the tag and reader can make it challenging to achieve desired read rates.

The On-Metal tags (available in two inlay designs) help retailers automate data collection, optimize stock levels, reduce product waste and facilitate self-checkout retail. They have been certified by Auburn University’s ARC program for RFID inlays.

 

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